Facts and Figures

2016 Highlights

Year to Date
All Locations
Circulation 5,964,213
Computer Sessions 1,351,684
Holds Filled 1,326,292
Holds Placed 1,033,030
Visitors* 5,399,267
WiFi Sessions 2,236,006

* Count does not reflect the total visitor count due to location of traffic counter at 34 locations. Community room and program traffic are not included in totals for these locations.


As of May 6th, 2016:

Full-time employees 725
Part-time employees 263

Additional Statistics

Check the City of Chicago Data Portal for monthly statistics for each CPL location:

  • Circulation
  • Computer Sessions
  • Holds Filled
  • Holds Placed
  • Visitors
  • WiFi Sessions